Who We Are

PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.

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OUR EVENTS

Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state.

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OUR TEAM

The majority of our staff are parents of children with disabilities. We understand what you are going through - you are not alone.

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We’re here for Texas families!

We can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; obtain and evaluate resources and services; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

How do I get started?
Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with the person helping parents and families in your area.

Is there a cost for your services?
No. All of our services are provided at no cost.

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1090 Longfellow Drive
Beaumont, TX 77706
Phone 409.898.4684
Toll Free 1.800.866.4726
partnersresource@sbcglobal.net

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  1. One-on-One IEP Clinic / Clinica de IEP
    April 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm CDT
  2. One-on-One IEP Clinic
    April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
  3. Parent Leadership Training
    April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

On the Blog

No matter how good your relationship with a school, there may come a time when you and the school disagree over what’s best for your child. Conflicts can arise over the amount or quality of services that the school is providing in your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Sometimes the disagreement may be about your child’s placement. The good news is that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives you several ways to resolve disputes. Here are six options … read more

What a great day! On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another unanimous ruling in favor of children with special needs and their parents. The Court emphasized that full inclusion is the primary standard, with the “child progressing smoothly through the regular curriculum.” The Court held that “merely more than de minimis” progress is not enough. Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “…IDEA demands more. It requires an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate … read more

The United States Supreme Court issued a big decision on Wednesday. The high court clarified what FAPE means and how courts should apply the FAPE requirement. The decision in Endrew F by Joseph F v. Douglas County School District RE-1, # 15-827,  580 U.S. (2017) vacates and remands a previous decision by the Tenth Circuit. This was a unanimous decision, the second special education unanimous decision by the Supreme Court this year. Although this opinion clarifies how courts should apply the FAPE standard, … read more

“We don’t have an aide (or service or equipment item, etc.) for your child, although we agree that it’s a good idea. Our budget is really tight and we just can’t afford it.” Recall the Law The school district must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for children regardless of cost or funding issues. The school is required to identify building resources to meet the students’ needs. “Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, … read more